Delhi court issues production warrant against 1984 anti-Sikh riot convict Sajjan Kumar

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A Delhi court on Tuesday issued production warrant against former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in connection with a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. The court will hear the matter on January 28.

A production warrant against Sajjan Kumar was issued by District Judge Poonam A Bamba after Tihar Jail authorities, where he is lodged after conviction in another case related to the riots, could not produce him today.

In the case before the trial court, Sajjan Kumar along with two others, Brahmanand Gupta and Ved Prakash are facing trial on charges of murder and rioting pertaining to the killing of Surjit Singh in Sultanpuri.

Kumar was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment by the court in a case pertaining to killing of five Sikh members of a family during 1984-anti Sikh riots case.

The riots had erupted after the assassination of former prime minister Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards on October 31, 1984.